Vaughan Memorial Library

Acadia Reads

Acadia Reads encourages the Acadia community to share their love of books by reading the selected book and participating in programming (in 2017-18) surrounding the book.

How did we decide whose story to tell? The Campus Community voted for the book that Acadia Reads from a short-list. The closing date for voting was April 20th, 2017 at midnight.

And the winner is...

Mona Awad’s 13 Ways of Looking At A Fat Girl.

Programming surrounding 13 Ways of Looking At A Fat Girl begins in the new academic year.

Contest Winner

The winner of both the Amazon gift-card and a book from the short-list is Jennifer Oakley.


Jennifer is graduating this year with a degree in Biology and has chosen Birdie by Tracey Lindberg.


Ann Smith (University Librarian, Acting) presents Jessica Oakley with her Acadia Reads prize.

Selection Committee

Jeff Hennessy - Dean of Arts, Interim
Brianna Jarvin - ASU Vice-President Academic 2016-17
Abu Kamara - Coordinator Accessible Learning Services
Maggie Nielsen - Librarian in Faculty of Pure and Applied Science
Anthony Pash - Librarian in Professional Studies & Faculty of Theology
Erin Patterson - Librarian in Faculty of Arts
Ann Smith (Chair) - University Librarian, Acting
Britanie Wentzell - Librarian in Faculty of Arts & Faculty of Professional Studies
Peter Williams - Professor of Physics